Volunteer Facilitator information

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

If you’ve been using PLT and want to take the next step, consider becoming a facilitator!
Facilitators represent the DNR and present quality PLT workshops across Minnesota.


  • Practice and apply adult education facilitation skills.
  • Free resources and training opportunities.
  • Access to free and low-cost teaching materials for check-out and use.
  • Excellent reference and experience for your career and resume.

Requirements and Expectations

Applicants must:

  • Have previous experience in natural resource education.
  • Desire to help educators learn how to incorporate environmental education in their classrooms.
  • Have attended a PLT educator workshop before attending a facilitator training.

Facilitators are expected to:

  • Facilitate or help facilitate at least one workshop every two years.
  • Represent PLT with other educators.
  • Promote PLT programs in your area.


If you meet the requirements above, you can become an Early Childhood and K-8 facilitator and do Steps 1-3 below.

  1. Complete the K-8 facilitator application and/or the Early Childhood facilitator application.
  2. Complete the free, one-hour ONLINE “Facilitator Training: Welcome to PLT!” (code will be provided after receipt of your facilitator application).
  3. If your application is accepted, you MUST attend the FREE in-person facilitator training you signed up for.

Upcoming Facilitator Trainings

  • K-8 Facilitator Training: McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center in Savage, MN on July 14, 2022
  • Early Childhood Facilitator Training: Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville, MN on Sep. 13, 2022

Direct all questions to [email protected]



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